Team directory: K

Team directory: K

Assistant Professor of Political Science Josh Kalla

Joshua Kalla, Assistant Professor of Political Science

Joshua Kalla is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Yale University with a secondary appointment as Assistant Professor of Statistics and Data Science. He received his Ph.D. in political science from the University of California, Berkeley (2018). His research studies political persuasion, prejudice reduction, and decision-making among voters and political elites, primarily through the use of randomized field experiments.

Grace Kao

Grace Kao, IBM Professor of Sociology and Professor of Ethnicity, Race, and Migration (Secondary); Faculty Director; Education Studies; Director, Center for Empirical Research on Stratification and Inequality (CERSI)

Grace Kao is IBM Professor of Sociology; professor of ethnicity, race, and migration; faculty director of education studies; and director of the Center for Empirical Research on Stratification and Inequality (CERSI). She studies race, ethnicity, and immigration as they collectively relate to education and relationships among young people. She also has interests in the effects of migration on young people and has written papers on these topics in Mexico, China, and Spain.

Edward Kaplan

Edward Kaplan, William N. and Marie A. Beach Professor of Operations Research, Professor of Public Health & Professor of Engineering

Professor Kaplan’s research has been reported on the front pages of the New York Times and the Jerusalem Post,  editorialized in the Wall Street Journal, recognized by the New York Times Magazine’s Year in Ideas, and discussed in many other major media outlets. The author of more than 125 research articles, Professor Kaplan received both the Lanchester Prize and the Edelman Award, two top honors in the operations research field, among many other awards.

ISPS Director's Fellow, 2022

Sari Kaufman, ISPS Director's Fellow, 2022

Sari Kaufman is a sophomore in Davenport majoring in Political Science. Sari attended Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL, and was a sophomore when the shooting occurred. After experiencing the shooting, Sari became a voter education and gun violence prevention activist. She was one of the lead organizers of the March For Our Lives in Parkland. Sari recently started the Yale chapter of Students Demand Action, which focuses on preventing gun violence in New Haven and across the country.

ISPS graduate policy fellow 2022

Vijay Keswani ,

Vijay Keswani is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Statistics and Data Science at Yale University. His research studies the interactions between society and automation, and the various questions around the potentially discriminatory impacts of artificial intelligence applications.

Christina Kinane

Christina Kinane, Assistant Professor of Political Science

Christina M. Kinane is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Yale University and a resident faculty fellow at the Institution of Social and Policy Studies. Broadly, she studies the role of legislatures, executives, and the bureaucracy in policymaking. In particular, her current research examines how presidents strategically use vacancies in top appointments to promote their policy priorities within the framework of interbranch bargaining. Professor Kinane teaches courses on American politics and U.S. executive politics.

Rohan Krishnan

Rohan Krishnan, Dahl Scholar, 2022 - 2023

Rohan Krishnan is a junior at Yale majoring in Global Affairs. He is particularly interested in foreign policy in the Middle East and enjoys spending his time volunteering for refugees. As part of the Dahl program, Rohan will be working with Professor Emily Sellars to better analyze the economic incentives behind the Abraham Accords.

Shiro Kuriwaki

Shiro Kuriwaki, Assistant Professor of Political Science

Shiro Kuriwaki is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science. His research seeks to understand the mechanics of democratic representation in American Politics. This research agenda primarily improves upon the measurement of electoral behavior and public opinion, and studies how individual behavior aggregates to geographic districts, elected representatives, and public policy.  He received his Ph.D. in government from Harvard University and his A.B. in public policy from Princeton University.